ADTRAN Reviews | Glassdoor

ADTRAN Reviews

Updated September 10, 2017
132 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.6
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
ADTRAN Chairman, CEO, and Director Thomas R. Stanton
Thomas R. Stanton
81 Ratings

132 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • employee cooperation and work environment (in 19 reviews)

  • You have a lot chance to learn new cutting-edge technology and actually do a lot of work; Work-life balance is good too; Manager is really nice (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, no room for advancement, low emphasis on up-to-date technology (in 4 reviews)

  • Stress, Sometimes Hard to find a work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Reliable work but not much engineering advancement or salary increase"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work is reliable; if you do your job, you aren't likely to lose it. The environment is generally friendly. 40 hours/week is average and more are rarely required. Vacation requests are usually easily approved. Stock grants for engineers.

    Cons

    All engineers have the same title to prevent jealousy between employees, but as a side effect, hard to determine route to advancement (as engineer) and better salary. Raises are only around 2.5-3.5%. Inter-team development is rarely synchronized or prioritized at the same levels. Little responsibility for poor decisions and yet management is hesitant to make decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Assign responsibility for project decisions to a single individual or two at most to avoid design delays. Hold those people responsible for their decisions; insuring poor decisions aren't duplicated and reward good decisions. Insure all teams on a project have same priorities for tasks.


  2. "Internship"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    had a great team and learned a lot

    Cons

    not any i can think of

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Change Is Here with Good Pay"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    ADTRAN is no longer "set in its ways" as many reviewers have described the culture. There has been a shift in thinking by management. Collaborative spaces are now becoming a reality, business is up by 14% YTD and stock is up, and most importantly the dynamic of ADTRAN is changing. New, young, diversified talent with fresh ideas are transforming the ADTRAN culture. This review is coming from a 23 year old who has been working here for over two years now. I've seen the drastic change in these past two years and change will continue.

    Cons

    Not a con but you people need to read this: As a woman, you get paid the same as a man so don't listen to the other reviewers. Pay is good. It has been significantly raised (approx 60,000) to compete with the other companies in Research Park in Huntsville, AL. As a new hire, it includes a large bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the employees of ADTRAN: To those complaining about "not moving up", ever think it might be a problem with yourself? Communication skills are valued over technical skills at ADTRAN. Great, you can code. But can you interface with a customer in a business perspective, too? No? Then develop those skills. Take classes. That's what I've done and I've already gained recognition for it. In other words, people notice me. Having an engineering degree isn't everything. Get an MBA (that is paid for by ADTRAN btw) and you're unstoppable. Business mind + Engineering mind = $Lots of money$. That combination is deadly here and everywhere else. Take this advice from a passionate employee who wants the best for ADTRAN and it's employees.


  4. "Contracts Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contracts Consultant in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Contracts Consultant in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ADTRAN (More than a year)

    Pros

    employee cooperation and work environment

    Cons

    Very few downsides except maybe overall Company was too bureaucratic when I worked there.


  5. "NA"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hyderabad
    Minimum work pressure
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Less employee benefits
    Not much training's


  6. Helpful (1)

    "SMT Operator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operator in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operator in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits: good health insurance, dental, and vision. Get raises twice a year but not much. Tuition reimbursement is great. The manufacturing floor and restrooms are awesome. The in house gym and restaurant are also great.

    Cons

    Need to pay manufacturing floor employees better. Management should communicate more to their teams. Need more options for employees discount.

    Advice to Management

    Please, provide opportunity to potential employees to be cross trained, and opportunity to join management.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good job, not a good career"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good campus environment, fairly good benefits, and generally great co-workers.

    Cons

    All company functions are run by engineers. Culture is difficult to define. Change is difficult to promote. There has not been growth and with it new opportunities in a long time.

  8. "Overall its good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Overall its good work culture

    Cons

    No such as of now


  9. "Work Life Balance"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    No Pressure in work. Even though managers are technically very strong. Flexible timings.

    Cons

    I am not finding anything to say here. Well taking care of the employees.


  10. "Great company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1) Good Work Life Balance & a very stable Company .
    2) Management shows concern towards your personal issues & treats Employees very well.
    3) Great work environment
    4) Innovation is encouraged through events like Hack a thon and I & I week
    5) Compensation on par with the Market

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of

    Advice to Management

    Should come up with more performance based incentives


Showing 132 of 150 reviews
Reset Filters